Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s office was vandalised on Monday by the youth wing activists of the BJP, police said, days after he set off a huge row with remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.
According to police, the protestors poured black oil at the entrance of the office, put a black flag and a board on which ‘Tharoor’s Pakistan office’ was written.
Protestors fled from the scene when police reached Tharoor’s office. A case has been registered against a group of unidentified people.
When the attack took place, neither Tharoor nor anyone else was present in the office.
The Congress Lok Sabha member from the Kerala capital said the BJP and “Sanghi goondas” orchestrated the incident.
“Yuva Morcha worker’s action was a democratic way of protest. Workers have every right to vent their anger if they are provoked with such irresponsible statements,” said BJP Thiruvananthapuram district president S Suresh.
Shashi Tharoor recently said that India will become “Hindu Pakistan’ if BJP comes to power in 2019 Lok Sabha election.
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Tharoor said, “A state with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place will be a Hindu Pakistan.”
The Congress had distanced itself from Tharoor’s remark, while the BJP sought an apology from party president Rahul Gandhi for the “attack on Indian democracy and Hindus” by the Thiruvananthapuram MP.